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Blind Living Radio

Listen to our special hosts and industry leaders. Learn more about being visually impaired and the great technologies that are available.

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Nov 22, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Deborah welcome Winner of Season 3 MasterChef US Christine Ha. Christine shares insight on how she learned to depend on others after losing her sight, how her life changed after winning MasterChef and what Gordon Ramsay is really like off camera.
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Nov 17, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Director Peter Middleton joins Harley and Deborah to talk about his award-winning film, “Notes on Blindness.” Peter shares the inspiration for the film as well as the accessibility options available for blind and visually impaired audience to enjoy the film.
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Harley interviews Program Director, Office Products Amanda Alderson and Associate Product Manager Ashley Kraus from NIB. Amanda and Ashley talk about base supply centers, how they communicate NIB’s mission and some of their favorite attractions in the Washington D.C. area.
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Nov 3, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Dr. Bryan Wolynski, Optometrist and Vision Consultant for OrCam, joins Harley and Deborah at the BLR booth live at the NIB Expo. Bryan discusses OrCam MyEyes, the groundbreaking wearable technology that enables the blind and visually impaired community to “see” their surroundings through intuitive recognition technology.
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Oct 26, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Deborah welcome Doug Goist, Program Manager of Services and IT Projects at NIB, to the Blind Living Radio booth at the NIB convention. Doug shares how National Industries for the Blind was started, some of the latest accessible technology and a few tips on how to stay up-to-date on all of the latest technology available.
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Oct 20, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Deborah are back live at the NIB Expo with CJ Lange, President & CEO of ibMilwaukee. CJ shares all the latest buzz surrounding this year’s expo including the new Cooperative Agreement as well as an inspiring story that was shared by a speaker at the convention.
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Oct 13, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Deborah are back live at the NIB convention with Ted Rios, National Sales Manager at Alphapointe. Ted shares how his path led him to the Ability One agency Alphapointe in New York, how he uses video to engage his customer base on the amazing things blind employees can do and his take on Javits Wagner O’ Day Act.
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Oct 5, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Deborah are back live at the NIB Expo with Cassie Burgess, Marketing and Business Development Specialist for the Association for Vision Rehabilitation (AVRE). Cassie shares what her day-to-day looks like and some of the latest products offered at AVRE.
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Sep 29, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Sean Tibbetts, CEO and Co-Founder of CyberTimez, sits down in the BLR booth live at the NIB convention to talk with Harley and Deborah about Cyber Eyez. Sean shares how this wearable technology is helping the blind and visually impaired community to become more independent.
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Sep 15, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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BLR celebrates its’ 100th episode! Mark, Harley and Ellen celebrate this milestone by reminiscing on past favorite episodes with special guest and former cohost Danielle Trevino. Stay tuned until the end for Harley and Danielle to unveil a surprise mystery guest!
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Sep 8, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley is joined by Cindy and Tony to speak with Victor Mateevitsi, a PHD Candidate at UIC’s Electronic Visualization Lab and inventor of a wearable technology called SpiderSense. Victor shares how SpiderSense allows the blind community to feel what they cannot see, and Cindy and Tony talk about their experience trying this technology out for the first time.
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Sep 1, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Chris Kalin speak with James Rath, a blind filmmaker. James shares what inspired his film “How Apple Saved My Life,” which has over 60,000 views on YouTube, and advice on how to get started in filmmaking even when you’re on a budget.
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Aug 26, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Mark and Harley speak to Creativity Coach Brendan Sullivan about creativity. With over 25 years of experience as a professional improviser and graduating from the World Class Second City Conservatory, Brendan shares how he helps organizations to become more effective and creative communicators through the use of improvisational exercises.
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Aug 18, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Mark speak with Mike Hess, Founder and Executive Director of Blind Institute of Technology. Hess shares his inspiration for starting the Blind Institute of Technology, and how accessible technologies can help companies utilize one of the greatest untapped job markets: the blind and visually impaired community.
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Aug 9, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Mark and Harley are back in the studio with Jazz Vocalist Diane “Deedles” Schuur for part two. Deedles shares advice to individuals with visual impairments on following their dreams, what inspired her to go skydiving and where you can find her performing next.
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Jul 29, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Mark talk with legendary blind jazz vocalist Diane Schuur nicknamed “Deedles.” Deedles shares what inspires her music, her favorite memory of Frank Sinatra and some fascinating experiences she’s had in the music industry.
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Jul 21, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley is joined by Trish Maunder, Katherine Allen and Austin Seraphin from Philly Touch Tours. Philly Touch Tours allows the blind and visually impaired community to listen and feel their way through some of Philadelphia’s most popular attractions.
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Jul 13, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Phillip speak with Mike McGowan, Executive Director of the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH). Mike shares the mission of NOAH, the different types of Albinism and the importance of the upcoming NOAH conference on July 14 – 17, 2016, that will offer breakout sessions on various topics surrounding albinism.
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Jun 30, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Join Harley for a special Independence Day episode with ibMilwaukee’s Business Development Director and Military Veteran Mike Hill. Mike shares his experience with transitioning from military to a corporate setting and how working with the blind community has changed him as a person.
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Jun 23, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Join Harley and Cindy as they speak with Erica Weise, social worker at VisionForward. Erica shares the vision behind VisionForward, how to expand a parent’s ideas of their blind or visually impaired child’s capabilities and resources available to those losing their sight.
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Jun 17, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley welcomes special guest Dan Bailey, Federal Sales Director at ibSupply, but most importantly a father. Dan shares parenting tips including how to make your children feel loved and even an effective way to communicate with your adopted daughter from East Asia who knows very little English.
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Jun 10, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Jeana talk with Marty Hutchins, program director of Blind Outdoor Leisure Development (BOLD). Marty shares how BOLD was started, the various activities offered to blind and visually impaired participants through the program (even downhill skiing and horseback riding!) and how you can get involved.
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Jun 2, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley welcomes cohost Deborah Ambro-Crandell to speak with Steven Goldstein, Area Sales Manager at OrCam Technologies. Steve talks about the wearable technology created to assist people who are blind or visually impaired and gives a demo of the device in action.
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May 26, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley welcomes guest Jim Marcus, the creative force behind ibMilwaukee’s newly redesigned logo and website. Jim shares his vision behind the updates and speculates what the future may hold for ibMilwaukee.
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May 19, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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ibMilwaukee’s Human Resources Manager Connie Knutson joins Harley this week to share her valuable insight for job seekers. With the staggering 70% unemployment rate of blind or visually impaired working age adults, Connie fills us in on tips and tools both the sighted and blind community can utilize to land that dream job.
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May 2, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley celebrates Mother’s Day with mother-daughter duo Alison and Rose Fortney, both legally blind and artists in their own trade. Rose and Alison share their love of art in various mediums, how they are able to utilize their limited vision to focus and bring details of their art to life, and first steps aspiring artists should take to create their own masterpieces.
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Apr 22, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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This week, host Harley Thomas welcomes respected blind advocate, evangelist and Executive Director of the Jernigan Institute at the National Federation of the Blind, Mr. Anil Lewis. Anil's leadership, passion and accomplishments provide inspiration for the blind and sighted community alike. Join us for his very special appearance on this week's episode of Blind Living Radio.
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Apr 15, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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This week Harley is in the studio with Mark Wilhelms to discuss Toyota's Project Blaid with Manager of Partner Robot Doug Moore. Doug describes Project Blaid as a wearable device that uses built-in cameras to describe the environment, allowing the blind community to easily navigate their surroundings.
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Apr 8, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley is joined by Jesse Vega to talk with Blind Paratriathlete and Sommelier Amy Dixon. Amy shares how exercising after losing her sight led to competing in triathlons, the moment her guide dog saved her life and what motivates her to train for triathlons.
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Apr 1, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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It’s April fool’s Day! Harley and Ellen celebrate with guest Brian Fischler, blind comic and founder of the comedy benefit Laugh for Sight. Once named the World’s Funniest Blind Comic (by himself), Brian talks about his transition from improv to standup comedy, how his blindness has affected his comedy routine and finding humor in the bizarre circumstances he’s experienced since losing his sight.
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Mar 24, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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You’re in for a real treat with this episode featuring Blind Entrepreneur and Chocolatier Joel Bernhard who owns the chocolate shop and restaurant Confections for Any Occasion in Theresa, WI. Joel dishes about how he got started in making chocolate, the challenges of being a blind business owner and even shares an easy truffle recipe at the very end!
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Mar 18, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and first-time cohost Camelia Woodson discuss adjusting to life without vision with Author Philip Dimeo. Phil wrote the book Binoculars: Masquerading as a Sighted Person about the denial of his progressive vision loss for 14 years, which resulted in numerous car accidents and even a near-death experience.
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Mar 11, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and cohost Ellen Colby talk to owner of BlindAlive.com Mel Scott about her journey to become physically healthy after the loss of her sight. Frustrated by the lack of descriptive cues in exercise videos, Mel took it into her own hands to develop an exercise program that is easy to use and accessible for any fitness fanatic, whether blind or sighted, in the comfort of their own home.
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Mar 4, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Toronto-based company eSight made a three-day visit to IB Milwaukee providing blind employees the opportunity to regain their vision. Julie Davis, Corey Love and Jeana Angelini share their first-hand experiences using eSight goggles and the possibilities this technology could have on their future.
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Feb 25, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley Thomas is joined by Shelley Behrens to talk with Blind Film Critic Tommy Edison. Tommy shares what kind of movie scene is most boring to blind people, his venture into Youtube videos and upcoming premieres on Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus.
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Feb 18, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley Thomas and Cindy Alioto talk to Neil Taylor, a blind masseur, who lost his sight as a result of surgery to remove a brain tumor. Neil Taylor explains that massage is more about feeling than seeing, making it a viable career option for the blind community.
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Feb 10, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Love is in the air this week as Harley Thomas and Cara Catton talk with Empish Thomas, blogger for Visionaware.org, about dating as a blind person. Empish shares her experience dating after losing her sight in her twenties and even shares some tips on dating in the modern age.
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Jan 21, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Our guests, Joy and Jenelle are identical twin sisters who have grown up with retinitis pigmentosa. Although they look a lot alike on the outside, they often have different perspectives on the disease and each deal with it in our own way.
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Jan 8, 2016 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Phil sit down with Scott Nicholas, senior director of corporate sales for IB Milwaukee to discuss the exciting, new products featured at NIB this year, as well as the advancements in assistive technology we can expect to see in 2016.
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Dec 31, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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President and CEO of Industries for the Blind, Inc., C.J. Lange shares some exciting developments for 2016, as well as the positive impact they will have on the organization, its employees and the community.
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Dec 24, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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President and CEO of Industries for the Blind, Inc., C.J. Lange reflects on the significant accomplishments, notable moments and positive changes that occurred within the organization this past year, as well as things to look forward to in 2016.
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Dec 18, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Harley sits down with Product Marketing Specialist, Ellen Colby and Marketing Coordinator, Kaylyn Dallman from Industries for the Blind, Inc. to break down the organization’s line of new products and why they make the perfect gifts this holiday season.
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Dec 13, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Lisa Kelly, director of enrichment programs for Outlook Nebraska – an agency similar in mission to IB Milwaukee – talks with Harley and Phil about her role with the organization, its involvement in the community and how its enriching the lives of those living with blindness or visual impairment.
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Dec 6, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Co-hosts, Harley and Phil sit down with George Tobler from VisionCorps, an organization offering employment opportunities, rehabilitation therapy as well as orientation and mobility training for those living with blindness or vision impairment.
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Harley Thomas and Kevin Roskopf talk to Colleen from Hadley School for the Blind on how using upward mobility on making career changes. Listen on a big surprise about Colleen and how this service helped her grow her opportunities.
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Nov 7, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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eSight goggles improves the way we work, live, and play. A revolutionary application of tools that enables us all to maximize our vision. Bridging the gap between real and science fiction, eSight goggles are giving users a new perspective.
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Oct 30, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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While in DC for the NIB/NAEPB expo we met up with Ryan, from our neighbor in Milwaukee, Beyond Vision, to discus whats happening back home. Industries for the Blind and Beyond Vision being neighbors often work together. Each agency, being unique and possessing different skills and "tools" as resources, use them to leverage employment opportunities, that builds upon their missions.
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Oct 24, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Harley and Phil discover what other agencies are doing increase employment opportunities, at the National Industries for the Blind Expo in Washington DC. Listen while they share what's taking place in our nation's capital.
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Oct 16, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Matt Simpson was born with a congenital retina disease that left him severely visually impaired from a young age. Unwilling to let his impairment stop him, Matt became involved in goalball, where he was Phil’s camper at sports camp, and began to compete on elite levels, which has led him around the world in representation of the US.
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Oct 9, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Navigating issues of intolerance and inexperience is many times a part of living with a disability. With issues ranging from reasonable accommodations to everyday interactions on the street, Phil and Cara share some of their experiences, with a good dose of humor thrown in the mix.
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Oct 2, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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We celebrate 50 years with our partners at (ABLE) Audio Braille Literacy Enhancement, as we learn more about the importance of braille. Also on our show dancing in the dark can be fun, easy, educational and a lesson in braille. Learn how blind children are taking the right steps in literacy with our guest Conchita.
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Sep 25, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Can blind people drive? Explore how people who have seeing difficulties navigate behind the wheel. How, What, Where, and many other important questions are explored.
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Sep 20, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Phil Mason joins the show to talk about what makes Milwaukee so great.
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Sep 3, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Blind Living Radio bids farewell to, host, Danielle Creapeau as she discusses the importance of upward mobility for those in the blind and visually impaired community, as well as the new career opportunity that awaits her.
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Aug 21, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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IB Milwaukee's social media team, Kelsi Baldovin and Norbert Rum talk with Danielle and Harley about the positive impact social media has had for those in the blind community, including opening doors to communication and drawing awareness.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Danielle, Kelsi and Harley talk about gift ideas that blind people of all ages will enjoy.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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How do you identify a service animal? Is there a right way to "lead" a blind person? These are common questions in the sighted community and our resident expert, Danielle, is breaking them down.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Focusing on ability, not disability, Vision Forward is an incredible resource for the blind community. Store Manager, Cory Ballard shares how they're making a difference in Milwaukee.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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The sighted often forget the power of words . Danielle and Harley share tips for bringing things like movies and nature outings to life for those who can't see.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Most sports can be made blind sports. Legally blind and ranked 5th in Wisconsin for bowling, Tony Creapeau talks about how its all possible.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Toby Smithson, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics talks with us about healthy habits for someone with Diabetes and how it can affect eye sight.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Did you know there are five types of white canes? Some uses may surprise you! In honor of White Cane Day on October 15 we discuss fun historical facts behind this classic mobility device.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Our guest, Jennifer Dunnam, Secretary, Braille Authority of North America (BANA) and member of the UEB Taskforce joins us to discuss Unified English Braille—the code that standardizes literary and technical Braille.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Harley, Kelsi and Danielle give helpful hints for the blind traveler heading out of town for the holidays.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Speaking with an expert, we will talk about how difficult it can be for the blind to enter the workforce. Starting a new job is overwhelming for anyone, especially if you live with a disability. Danielle will share her personal experience, as well as her success in making the transition and enjoying independence. We can share the ways the IB helps new employees accomplish this.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Ginger Kutsch from The Seeing Eye explains the history and laws of guide dog access in public places.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Since 2012, IB Milwaukee has had the honor of including America's wounded warriors in its mission to provide meaningful employment opportunities. Guy Trampe - a wounded warrior himself - shares his story and explains the importance of this program.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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WonderBaby.org is a project funded by Perkins School for the Blind. It is dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities. The website contains a database of articles written by parents who want to share with others what they’ve learned about playing with and teaching a blind child.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Relocating to a new city for work can be an overwhelming process for anyone - especially the blind and visually impaired. Our guest, Jeana Angelini talks about her transition from Pennsylvania to Milwaukee and how easy it was with help from the right resources.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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Meet the woman Danielle says is, "the blind lady I want to be like when I grow up." Executive Director of the Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement in Milwaukee, Cheryl Orgas shares her passion for Braille literacy.
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Aug 14, 2015 Industries for the Blind
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NDEAM is a national campaign devoted to raising awareness about employment of the disabled and celebrating the many contributions they make to the workforce. Chuck Lange, CEO of IB Milwaukee, shares the importance of the occasion and why it means so much to the organization.